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Space Memory – Site specific multimedia installations 15 May 2024
Workshop The Centre for Theatre Research and Creation "Ion Sava" of the National Theatre "I.L. Caragiale" in Bucharest will organize, with the support of OISTAT Romania, a multimedia scenography creation workshop for students and graduates of the faculties of art, performing arts, design, architecture and scenography interested in interdisciplinary creation in the creation of installation-type scenography spaces. The workshop will take place from June 11 to 17, 2024, in the Media Hall, in the foyer of the Small Hall and in one of the NTB rehearsal rooms. Space Memory is a multimedia scenography workshop. The workshop is mentored by Adrian Damian, scenographer, creator of scenic spaces and multimedia installations. He will be assisted by Dilmana Yordanova, video artist, and Mihai Dobre, composer. During the 7 days of sessions, trainees will be guided to establish their creative concepts and work teams and will then be guided in the creation of site-specific multimedia installations in the chosen locations of the NTB. The only material used will be paper, in its many forms (cardboard, paperboard, etc.) which will be provided by the organizers. Participants will also be encouraged to use video art, lighting design and sound design as means of artistic expression. The organizers will provide the necessary equipment.  The daily schedule will be agreed with the participants. Application / Submission requirements: Biography / CV and Portfolio of works Useful website links, behance, fb, instagram. Short presentation video (2 min) in which the applicant introduces him/herself, his/her interests and expectations from the workshop. All applications will be emailed to centrulsavatnb@gmail.com by June 8, 2024. A maximum of 20 participants will be selected. Adrian Damian: He is a stage designer, creator of scenic spaces and multimedia installations known for his innovative and spectacular creations. He stands out for his ability to often integrate elements of technology and new media into his sets, transforming them into fascinating interactive spaces. He has created over 80 set designs in prestigious theatres in Romania and abroad, collaborating with renowned directors. He has been awarded multiple prizes, including Best Set Design - UNITER and Best Set Designer - Union of Artists. Interested in the multimedia area, he has created several installations including Network of Emotions for Romanian Design Week and The Bridge, an installation that represented Romania at PQ 2023. In 2022, he re-established and is the president of the Romanian OISTAT Centre (International Organization of Set Designers, Theatre Technicians and Architects) and is involved in projects relevant to the artistic community. Dilmana Yordanova: With a rich portfolio and over 25 years of professional experience, Dilmana Yordanova works as an interdisciplinary artist, cultural manager, art curator and university lecturer. Dilmana Yordanova is a founding member of KOTKI visuals studio and AVmotional Association, both oriented towards production and promotion of new media arts. Dilmana Yordanova collaborates with contemporary dance studios, theatre directors, set designers, electronic music producers, architecture studios and interactive designers. Her personal and collaborative projects have been presented in leading cultural events and initiatives in Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Austria, Spain, Germany, UK, Thailand and the United States. Her recent activities include interdisciplinary processes and collaborative formats, working predominantly with time-based media and interactive technology. Mihai Dobre: is a composer and founding member of Suie Paparude. He has written the music and editing of the special TIFF awards/ 2002-2011, the music and editing of the Gopo awards/2009-2023 and the music of the films Sarajevo- Museum of Broken Relationships (short film)/2009, Love Building/2010, Another Love Building/2012, Playback documentary/2022, directed by Iulia Rugina. Since 2015 he also creates music for theatre performances, where he has collaborated with some of the most renowned directors of the moment, including Mihai Maniutiu, Radu Afrim, Vlad Massaci or Razvan Mazilu but also with younger directors such as Andrei and Andreea Grosu, Andrea Gavriliu or Stefan Lupu, contributing greatly through the quality and inventiveness of his creations to the value of the performances. He has collaborated with set designer Adrian Damian on several installations such as Atman (Binar 2019), Network of Emotions (RDW 2021), and The Bridge (PQ2023).   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 
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Theatrical make-up workshop by Minela Popa 28 March 2024
Establishing the character through make-up From May 13 to 15, 2024, within the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, Minela Popa will hold a Theatre Make-up Workshop. The working hours will be daily from 11:00 - 13:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 Minela Popa is a make-up artist of reference for the Romanian stage, with extensive experience in theatre and film. Working with world's great directors, from Silviu Purcarete to Robert Wilson, Minela Popa's art has visually enriched important performances and accompanied various aesthetics. Minela Popa has a long activity at the "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre in Craiova and is an academic in the Department of Arts - Theatre and Music of the Faculty of Literature in Craiova. The workshop is addressed to set design, directing and acting graduates, as well as to students in their third year of Bachelor's or Master's degree. A maximum of 20 people can participate. Selection of participants will be based on a CV sent to centrulsavatnb@gmail.com by May 10, 2024 at 12:00.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 
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